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    New Research Shows Impact of Underlying Conditions on Workers’ Compensation Claims

    Posted on 12.21.16

    In this Property Casualty 360 article written by Linda Lane, president at Harbor Health Systems, she examines research findings that confirm the significant impact that comorbidities have on claims outcomes in workers’ compensation. Claims involving comorbidities are often associated with higher costs and increased duration, but the latest research from Harbor Health Systems undeniably demonstrates more »

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    Focus on Change: Advancing Workers’ Compensation Medical Management and Access to Care

    Posted on 10.26.15

    The 2015 Medical Directors Meeting combined frank and insightful discussions, new data on results in medical management and indemnity costs, and ideas for continuing to improve the system’s efficiency and patient outcomes. “I always look forward to our annual meeting because I get the opportunity to connect with some of the most forward-thinking individuals in more »

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    Social Media Insights for Workers’ Compensation Professionals

    Posted on 06.12.15

    While we’ve only been using social media actively for about a year now, we’ve found it has helped connect us with other industry professionals in order to discuss the trends and challenges being experienced currently within the marketplace. As a result, we’ve been able to engage in more meaningful dialogues and we’ve begun building a more »

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    MPNs Celebrate 10 Years: Tips on Improving MPNs in 2015

    Posted on 04.23.15

    With MPNs turning ten years old this year, it’s only fitting to take a step back and examine their effectiveness and what could be done to improve them moving forward. Recent regulatory enhancements have lowered costs for MPN implementation by more than $100,000 for large employers and the regulatory changes are working. Costs are lower more »

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    Utilization Review: Making It Work for the Workers’ Compensation Industry

    Posted on 01.30.15

    Utilization Review may not be physicians’ favorite aspect of patient care for good reason: it takes up staff time and office resources, and it could delay care and impact payment. Five important UR-related questions raised by physicians at last summer’s Harbor Medical Director Meeting are: Are the savings to the insurance company significant enough to more »

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    You might be a high-performing physician if…You are reviewing regulatory requirements and disability management techniques

    Posted on 12.18.14

    Our third and final post in our three-part blog series, examining what characteristics distinguish high-performing physicians. The third and final blog in this series looks at whether physicians are fulfilling regulatory requirements and how they deal with disability management. The DWC has become big on timeframes and penalties – if you’re not fulfilling regulatory requirements more »

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    Characteristics of High-Performing Physicians: Reviewing Behavioral Outcomes

    Posted on 12.11.14

    This is our second post in a three-part series, examining what characteristics distinguish high-performing physicians. The second characteristic that distinguishes high-performing physicians is behavioral outcomes. Behavioral outcomes and communication are vitally important for patient engagement and compliance, which in turn impacts claims costs. Below are some items to take into consideration when examining a physician’s more »

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    Evaluating Clinical Outcomes to Distinguish High-Performing Physicians

    Posted on 12.02.14

    The first in a three-part blog series looking at what characteristics make up best-in-class physicians The words “high-performing physician” may be easy to say, but how do you find one? And how do you recognize one, when he or she does cross your path? In order to determine which physicians to include in Harbor Health more »

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    Aggressive Care Boosts Positive Outcomes in Workers’ Compensation

    Posted on 11.17.14

    At the first signs of getting sick, parents try and get their children to take medicine proactively, to fight off the illness before it gets full-blown and the child ends up missing a week’s worth of school. If you don’t treat a claim/case aggressively at the start, no one benefits – the injured worker is more »

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    Workers’ Compensation Best Practices: High-Performing Physicians Reduce Workers’ Compensation Costs by an Average of 20%

    Posted on 11.10.14

    Identifying the best doctors to treat workers’ compensation patients can significantly transform care for injured workers by improving outcomes, lowering costs and getting employees back to work quickly. Harbor Health Systems helps get these injured workers on track, seeing the right physicians, at the right time based on physician scorecarding measures. Analysis of Harbor’s data more »